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‘Craven dipsht’: Internet scolds Trump economic advisor for failing to grasp how insurance works

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Donald Trump’s top economic advisor Stephen Moore on Tuesday demonstrated an apparent lack-of-knowledge of just how insurance works, telling CNBC’s John Harwood “people want insurance for their own families, not other peoples.” Moore was explaining why it’s unfair to have an insurance system where...

Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

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The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials. Aides to President Donald Trump are completing a plan to shift oversight of international non-military...

Did teetotaller Trump drink wine at the UN?

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President Donald Trump may have launched a line of wines, but when it comes to alcohol, he claims to abstain from it all. The president’s assertion that he doesn’t drink alcohol because of his late brother Freddy’s struggles with alcoholism flies directly in the face of a strange...

Senate Republicans weigh tax cuts, deficit expansion

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U.S. Senate Republicans have reached a tentative budget deal that could allow U.S. tax revenues to decline by as much as $1.5 trillion over 10 years, but they have not agreed on whether to prevent such losses from expanding the federal budget deficit. The tax cuts are part of closed-door talks...

The best health care system? Doctors back single payer

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Doctors have come out overwhelmingly in support of a single-payer health care system, a new study shows. Forty-two percent of doctors support the type of federal insurance system currently championed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, according to pollster Merrit Hawkins. Another 14 percent of...

Fact-checking Trump’s UN claims

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President Donald Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday was divisive and hyperbolic. But were his remarks true? We fact-checked: 1. “For the cost of assistance to one refugee in the US, we can assist more than 10 in their home region.” It can cost a lot to...

Massive earthquake rocks Mexico City– the second in 2 weeks

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A massive earthquake struck Mexico City Tuesday, causing buildings to crumble and panic as many ran for cover from the second major temblor in the country in two weeks. Officials with Mexico’s seismological agency calculated the epicenter nearly 100 miles south of the capital with a...

Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe

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U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, according to two people familiar with the matter. The U.S. Federal Election Commission allows...

DC woman claims to have powerful Trump connections — and allegedly robs her neighbors with elaborate cons

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An article in the Washington Post documents the strange case of a talkative D.C. woman who goes by the name Madame Giselle. According to neighbors, Giselle claims to mingle with some of the world’s most powerful figures. She claims to be the secret wife of Egyptian President Abdel Fatah...

Sarah Huckabee Sanders insists Trump’s ‘Rocket Man’ speech was just like what Obama would say

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In a tweet posted on Tuesday morning, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders cited a strange source when coming up with endorsements for President Donald Trump’s threats that he could “destroy” North Korea. Presidents have always been clear to deter threats: “We could,...

Trump has dropped a record number of bombs on the Middle East

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President Donald Trump spoke at the UN on Tuesday about fighting terror but his bombs speak a lot louder than his words. The United States has dropped a record number of bombs on the Middle East, roughly 10 percent more under Trump than his predecessor, thanks in part to Trump granting the military...

Fluoride in drinking water may lower IQ, study suggests

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Adding fluoride to public drinking water for dental purposes has been the center of controversy since the practice first began in 1945, and the latest findings are sure to stir that pot yet again. A new study suggests that prenatal exposure to this chemical may affect cognitive abilities, and...

Schumer shreds Trumpcare 2.0: The GOP are crafting it ‘in the dead of night’ because they are ‘ashamed’

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Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is leading Senate Democrats in in an aggressive push to block the latest Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with Trumpcare. “They’re crafting it in the dead of night,” Sen. Schumer charged during a Tuesday press...

‘You know you’re being conned, right?’: Bill Maher grills working-class Trump supporters on ‘tax reform’

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In a recent blog post, Real Time host Bill Maher asked the simple but provocative question that’s been on left-leaning minds since before the election — do supporters of President Donald Trump know they’re being “conned?” Maher cites a tweet from Trump’s daughter...

Leading Democrat says Equifax gave consumers ‘confusing and misleading information’

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 Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that Equifax was sloppy in allowing itself to be hacked, losing sensitive data on up to 143 million people. “People are outraged, and rightfully so,” she said on the Senate floor, attacking Equifax’s decision to delay disclosing...

Is Hurricane Maria worse than Irma?

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Powerful Hurricane Maria left destruction in Dominica on Tuesday, and is fast approaching Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands—both of which were already hit hard by Hurricane Irma in early September. Maria is expected to bring maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour, the U.S. National...

Dylann Roof stuck with his Indian and Jewish lawyers after throwing a legal tantrum

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A federal appellate court has denied white supremacist killer Dylann Roof’s request to fire his lawyers based on their ethnicities, the Charleston Post-Courier reports. Yesterday, news broke that Roof, who is appealing his death sentence for killing nine black church-goers in Charleston, SC...

This photo of John Kelly face-palming during Trump’s warmongering UN speech means we are all doomed

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A photo of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listening to his boss, President Donald Trump, speak to the United Nations went viral on Tuesday. Kelly, who has the tough job of reigning in Trump, can be seen with his face in his hands in the photo credited to Mary Altaffer of the Associated...

Trump’s UN speech bares a curious resemblance to one Putin delivered in 2015

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President Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations on Tuesday drew on a seemingly contradictory blend of defending nations’ rights to sovereignty and asserting the United States’ right to interfere in other nations’ sovereignty. The Daily Beast’s Spencer Ackerman...

Al-Qaeda supporters publish ‘dead or alive’ wanted notice for President Trump

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Al-Qaeda has had a resurgence online in recent months, using the heir of the group’s late leader Osama bin Laden—his son Hamza—as a propaganda pawn whose family lineage boosts its image. Now, Al-Qaeda’s supporters are using another notable name to attract attention: President Donald...

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